USAF Uses SABER to Modernize Facilities
The USAF uses its simplified acquisition of base engineering requirements (SABER) contract to fulfill engineering requirements on a variety of projects, ranging from small renovations to large scale infrastructure needs involving pipelines, electrical substations, and life safety issues.
The SABER contract’s main purpose is to expedite contract award of civil engineer requirements through the issuance of individual delivery orders. The contract contains a collection of detailed task specifications that include most types of real property maintenance, repair, and construction work. A number of SABER contracts have been awarded.
Aug. 25/10: National NICC Joint Venture in Falls Church, VA received a $42.1 million firm-fixed price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for design and construction efforts at Seymour Johnson AFB, Dare County Bomb Range, and Fort Fisher, NC.
Projects are in support of real property maintenance, repair, alteration, and/or new construction. The work involved includes, but is not limited to carpentry, road repair, roofing, excavation, interior and exterior electrical, steam fitting, plumbing, sheet metal, painting, demolition, concrete masonry, and welding (FA4809-10-D-C003).
Aug 7/09: DWG & Associates in Colorado Springs, CO received a $40 million modified contract for simplified acquisition of base engineer requirements (SABER) at the US Air Force Academy. At this time, $100,000 has been obligated. 10th Contracting Squadron, US Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, CO manages the contract (FA700-09-D-0020).
According to DWG & Associates, the USAF Academy uses the SABER contract to fulfill engineering requirements on a variety of projects, ranging from small renovations to large scale infrastructure needs involving pipelines, electrical substations, and life safety issues. The company expects a large part of this contract modification to involve energy use reduction and modernization.